Rear of the Great Synagogue, Sydney


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Rear of the Great Synagogue, Sydney


Arched windows, Beadle, Byzantine, Castlereagh Street, Gothic, Great Synagogue, Judaism, Moorish, New South Wales, NSW, Romanesque, Thomas Rowe, school, Sydney, Synagogue, Transition French Gothic


The Great Synagogue on Elizabeth Street in central Sydney opened in 1878, when it was described as a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Byzantine, and Moorish motifs (according to the official website – link provided below). The architectural style has also been described as Transitional French Gothic. The synagogue was designed by Sydney architect Thomas Rowe. These two photographs show the much less elaborate rear of the building with Romanesque rounded-arch windows on Castlereagh Street. This section of the synagogue housed a school and Beadle’s (caretaker) residence, but only the façade at the rear is original.     

For more on the Great Synagogue see


McLeod, Shane


February 4, 2012


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